Wednesday, May 18, 2016


I'm not sure if you want to call what I'm doing "progress" or quilting myself into a corner.  When I make a visual list of everything I'm working on/want to work on, it's kind of overwhelming. I actually left 2 other quilt projects out of this post, and will talk more about them later.  This is enough even for me.
Last week I drove about 45 minutes into Sacramento to visit the Quilters Corner fabric store.  I don't get there very often but when I do, you can bet I make it worth my while. I bought some neutral backgrounds, a few Karen Kay Buckley tools, 2 Quiltmania magazines, a handful of fat quarters to feed the stash and a Kaffe Fassett bundle (last picture). They didn't carry a lot of modern quilting fabric, it was heavy on the reproductions and batiks, but they had some fun classes going on, awesome samples hanging up, a large supply of Aurifil thread and other notions, even wool for applique. It was a great couple of hours spent by myself, and I stopped on the way home for an iced tea and a sushi roll from Mikuni's (I love their Marilyn Monroll, yum!)

The snowball quilt now measures about 27 x 29 and I think I'm going to add a border of flying geese next. I'll just keep going until it feels like it's done. The dark blue fabric was pulled because I want to make an indigo quilt, maybe with some sashiko stitching.  I'm still dreaming about that one.
I also received 2 little hangers from Temecula Quilt Co.  They're perfect for mini quilts.

Sadly the Killdeer eggs from my garden disappeared 2 days after I posted about them.  I'm not surprised, since the nest was sitting out in the open, unprotected.  There are a lot of cats, hawks and raccoons around here, and I discovered a hole in the ground just a few feet from the nest (snake?) Could have been any of them. There wasn't an egg shell or feather left behind.  Just, Poof! Gone.

So today it's going to be 97 degrees, and like usual, I'm trying to outrun the heat. Everything has been watered early this morning, and I just finished vacuuming and mopping floors. Soon the air conditioner will kick in, and that's my signal to start sewing. I've got lots to do, some of it I like, some of it I don't.  I'm not complaining.  It could be worse.  I could have been born as a Killdeer egg.


  1. Love your snowball quilt!!

  2. 97 already! Wow, that's hot! Start with the things you like! The ones you don't can wait.... Maybe they'll grow on you!?

  3. Mmm, the cutting table looks a great deal like mine. I do like the way the snowball quilt looks, I am a big fan of "make it up as you go" and love all things scrappy.

  4. A lovely dose of colour to brighten my day.

  5. Well Miss "Thank God I'm NOT a Killdeer Egg" that's putting things right into perspective. I can't wait to see what pretties you make with all your lovely new fabric.

  6. Hi Lynne, thanks for another great post, as usul! Do you visit Temecula? If you do, there is a fabulous modern fabric store in town called Needle in a Fabric Stash.

  7. A trip to a fabric store can be very inspiring and refreshing. I see you want to work on lots of projects now, and that is good, because I enjoy seeing what you are working on.

  8. It is God Awful hot here too. I walked at 6:15 this morning and was sweating like crazy at the end. We have a fabulous store by me called Rainbow's End for quilting, I wish you could visit it.

  9. You have some lovely works in progress and lucky to have a good fabric store to browse and buy. Nothing is more exciting and inspiring as new fabrics in your stash!!!
    Enjoy your sewing despite the heat!
    Gill xx


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